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're hearing president obama call for meaningful action. it's unclear what exactly that would mean. white house correspondent brianna keilar is at the white house for us. lay out there for me, you have pointed out that the president himself has not done much on the issue of gun control. so what are the expectations of what meaningful action could specifically mean? >> reporter: well, gun control advocates, soledad, think that it should mean further gun legislation. they want to see action taken. the thing, though, is it's unclear exactly what president obama means by what he said yesterday in the briefing room, and he reiterated today in his weekly address. he wants to see meaningful action. if you go by his past, in 2008 while he was campaigning, he said he wanted to see a renewal of the semiautomatic weapon ban. the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and there were a lot of tries in congress to renew that to no avail. he promised that. obviously something he didn't deliver on during his first term. the brady campaign a couple of years ago giving him an "f" when it comes to gun control.
with the country's chemical weapons. president obama has threatened action if chemical weapons are used, and now we have learned that the pentagon is updating military options for the president. we'll have more on the president's red line and the military options in about ten minutes. >>> belize will have to wait a little longer to question former internet mogul john mcafee about his neighbor's murder. a judge in guatemala says mcafee can remain in the country until his immigration case is heard in court. well, that could take another month. mac afee is recovering after be a apparent collapse. he had been on the run for weeks but insists he has nothing to do with his neighbor's death. >>> charlie crist announced friday on twitter he's officially a democrat. crist spoke at the democratic national convention in september as an independent. he ran for the u.s. senate two years ago as an independent but lost to marco rubio and served as governor of florida as a republican. sum are speculating crist made this latest move in preparation for a run against incumbent florida governor rick scott in 2014. >>>
is not retro active, meaning the actions he took since the original decree will stand. among them, the draft constitution he approved. opponents say morsi cut them out of the process. chavez says his cancer has returned and needs immediate surgery. he has been undergoing treatment in cuba. his doctors recently did tected more malignant cells which means more surgery and an uncertain presidency. patrick is joining us, this announcement has a sense of urgency to it, what do you know? >> we having some difficulty? all right, we just lost him. we'll get back with them when we get that signal back. >>> meanwhile, when you hear the term fiscal cliff, you probably think about higher taxes, right? could it also have an impact on what we eat? first, a very good morning to washington dc, a foggy start on this sunday, december 9th.si eenx a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart, you get unlimited talk, text and data for only $45 a month per one. would we get the same coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching to st
.s. military is doing and how quickly action could be taken if syria stages a chemical attack against its people. >>> first, to london, and new developments in the tragic suicide of a nurse who was caught up in a prank phone call. the nurse, jacintha saldanha, killed herself friday after she was fooled into giving confidential information about prince william's pregnant wife, while the duchess was in her care. a short time ago, king henry vii hospital where the nurse worked released a statement. it reads in part, it was extremely foolish of your presenters even to consider trying to lie their way throw one of our paretients, let alon to make the call. let's get more reaction from senior international correspondent matthew chance. >> reporter: a lot of sadness, but also a lot of anger as well-being directed against the radio station in sydney, australia, and the two deejays that carried out this prank call to this hospital here. a lot of that social media pages like facebook have been taken down because of messages of abuse from around the world that have been posted on them. also, the ceo
about that after every tragic event, but where is the action as a result of all this talk? >> reporter: lori, thank you so much for joining us. these are the questions that need to be asked, the discussions that have to happen in the days and weeks ahead. ali? >> reporter: all right, john, i want to bring in former fbi assistant director tom fuentes, also a cnn contributor. tom, i want to ask you something, we'll be hearing from the police, we may or may not get all of the names of the victims. i don't know why we wouldn't, but last night you would have known who all the victims were. the parents would have known, obviously, their parents didn't come home. and there are four adults. everybody knew that. they will not give out the information, they will not give out the names until everybody is positively identified. tell me about that process. the bodies stayed in the school all night. >> that's right. more on the process now is really looking at the more horrific aspect of this, where were the children as they were being shot? where was the shooter? how close was he? so that's part of
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injured. some say that government and society can take action to prevent violence. that's up 15%. >> a discussion has re-emerged as to what we might do to not only deter mass shootings in the future but reduce epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day. >> that was the president on wednesday as he announced a new effort to prevent such shootings. minds are changing, 43% say the elementary school shootings make them more likely to support gun control laws, 15-point increase from january 2011. and 52% say they now favor major restrictions on guns or making guns illegal, a five-point rise since early august, following the colorado movie theater incident where 12 people were killed. the poll also indicates a big bipartisan divide and gender gap with most democrats and women in favor of gun restrictions and most republicans and men opposed. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. we talked about putting armed guards in schools. ian tweeted the solution must be comprehensive. mental health check on purchasers, building security, armed guards, drills.
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control in america and prompted president obama to take immediate action on reforming existing laws. listen. >> this is not some washington commission. this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. >> and at the core of the debate is the second amendment. let's bring in cnn legal contributor paul callan. god morning. >> good morning, randi. >> does the second amendment, when you look at it, does the second amendment to the constitution prevent congress from passing tougher gun laws at all? >> no, it doesn't. i think a lot of people were worried because in this recent supreme court decision, heller decision, that confirmed there is an individual right to bear arms, that that would prevent congress from placing restrictions. no, it doesn't. the supreme court has held that the second amendment permits people to keep weapons in their house for self protection, but it doesn't say anything about high-capacity ammunition magazines. it doesn't say anything about what kinds of guns we're allowed to keep. certainly well reasoned restrictions are perfec
yesterday for the political action between president obama, between congressional leaders. they sound more optimistic, at least president obama does. do you think we're any closer to a deal at this point? >> i think there's no doubt that we are closer to a deal, but how much closer we'll know probably in the next 24 hours. it's interesting because in the last 20 hours, the silence that had pervaded capitol hill was completely changed after the president and the four congressional leaders he met with all announced that they're shifting negotiation tactics now to a group of two. two senators, mitch mcconnell and harry reid, the two party leaders in the senate, are going to be trying to find a way to get a deal today. we know their staff is talking. we don't expect actually any necessary meetings between those two leaders right away today. we think that their chiefs of staff are going to be on the phone, via e-mail. this reported from our producer, ted barrett. perhaps tonight they'll see if the leaders can sit down and get together something to present to their various caucuses. now as i sai
fiscal cliff. there was a flurry of action this week. in the end, still no deal. the senate is on vacation until thursday. and republican house leaders have just said that they'll be back if needed. joining me now as they do every week, cnn contributor maria cardona and amy holmes, anchor of "real news" on "the blaze." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> maria, there are still a few days left, maria. can anything get done, what do you think? >> given that it's the holiday season and i think hope should spring eternal, especially this time of year -- >> oh, my. >> and i am an optimist. i hope that a deal can get done, randi. the other thing that i think should go into the equation as to whether a deal can get done even though it hasn't up to now is republicans need to remember who won this election. and republicans need to remember what the american people wanted and whose plan they supported. and that was president obama's plan to make sure to do this, deal with the fiscal cliff in a balanced way, which included raising the top tax rates for those making more than $250,
of the person who did what he did at virginia tech. you cannot hold the family accountable for the actions of the individual, and they suffer a loss as great and painful as any suffered, and they carry an additional burden because just like, you know, i would wonder or i'm sure mr. parker wonders what could i have done to save my child? they wonder, what could we have done to make this come out differently? the answer is, probably nothing. there is probably nothing they could have done differently. i can fully understand when he says he may be angry at other things, but i can understand why he says he's not angry at that family because that's -- that's just kind of a fruitless emotion at that point. you understand that they're suffering a loss as well. >> well, peter read, at this time when we pay tribute to the victims here in connecticut, we also want to pay tribute to your daughter, the daughter you lost, 19-year-old mary karen. everything that i have read and heard about her over the years is she was a very wonderful young woman with a very bright woman. and we want to pay a tribute to
an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> and a programming note. you can see more of our top ten of 2012 special. stories that captured the country's attention. it also includes the biggest stories in politics, money and even scandals. it airs christmas night at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> he beat out olympic athle s athletes, tv personalities and a long list of humanitarians around the globe. you may be shocked to find out which world leader won "time" magazine's person of the year online reader poll. we'll tell you. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> welcome back. 23 minutes past the hour. glad you're with us. "time" magazine named president barack obama. another world leader snagged
frustrated with political leaders and their lack of action when so much is at stake. we asked or cnn i-reporters to send us their messages for washington and we got a ton of responses. lynn to vernon hill with a bit of advice for politicians. >> my new year's message it to washington is to grow up, act like adults, do juror jobs or resign immediately. we are tired of you being useless and refusing to do your jobs. >> here's one from missy with her take on the men and women in congress. >> this whole fiscal cliff mess shows how incredibly out of touch you are with the way people really live in this country. you are off in la-la land and everyone is saying how you're acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who are more interested in being right than in doing the right thing and actually representing the people that elected you. >> and look what alberto sent in, a reminder lawmakers are there to serve everyone and can be voted out if they don't. >> my new year's message to washington is this. there are not enough wealthy people and corporations to keep you in office. in tlit most importantly
's getting the scoop on all the action backstage. you've even been interviewing some of the honorees for this year, 2012. what's that experience been like for you? >> i'm glad i can take a step back this time and watch them go through what i went through last year and know that their life and their cause is about to change in so many ways. >> and you're tickled by this. >> i love it. i'm having way too much fun. and i'm just honored to be there and to reunite heros from the past. i'm just really pumped. >> we can't wait and we're so proud of you. randi, you see some of the things set up behind us. we're going to have a little bit of rain tomorrow, but that won't spoil any of the festivities at all. our cnn heroes banners are up. things are taking shape here. we can't wait. big countdown under way. >> and i'll be joining you out there. flying out right after "cnn sunday morning" tomorrow morning. >> fantastic! you'll be joining us. we can't wait to see you. >> don't want to miss that show. thank you to taryn davis, wonderful work that you do. >>> tomorrow night, be sure to catch the p
to hear a series of appeals. but they didn't say if they will take action on the divisive issue. some took this as a sign that nine justices need more time. we expect an announcement by monday morning. >>> and we continue to keep an eye on former president george h.w. bush this morning who is in stable condition at houston's methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and is being treated for bronchitis. his office says the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88 years old. the oldest living former president. >>> and to staten island now where a town hal meeting where victims of superstorm sandy got so heat that had we had to share it with you. >> you think it's a joke. you really think it's a joke. you go home for the holidays, i don't! but you sit there. >> our affiliate wabc captured a very tense scene as you see it there. this was on thursday night as more than 700 people angry about the slow pace of the recovery efforts sought answers from fema representatives about when they could expect relief. some residents reportedly walked out of the m
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